ALBUM REVIEW: Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen – Smith/Kotzen

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  Adrian Smith was futuristic not only in “Somewhere In Time” album and Richie Kotzen is a virtuoso that gives a lot through The Winery Dogs, his Poison, solo albums and Mr. Big years! I’d never think they’d join forces; it’s not their prime, NWOBHM is not a blues rock indoor, take it easy kinda […]

Album review: SMITH KOTZEN (Adrian Smith, Richie Kotzen)

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BMG [Release date 26.03.21] What have rock stars been doing in Lockdown?  Streaming, recycling back catalogue, a bit of gardening, maybe even new material.  And some have joined forces with others.  Strength in numbers, or something. Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) … Continue reading → The post Album review: SMITH KOTZEN (Adrian Smith, Richie Kotzen) appeared […]

Smith/Kotzen: Smith/Kotzen Review

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With the term “supergroup” being tossed around to describe nearly any inter-band musical project or collaborative effort, a need exists for a new phrase to describe truly successful pairings like Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen’s new venture. Letting their music speak for itself, Smith/Kotzen sets a contemporary standard for what a guitar tandem can and […]

Richie Kotzen Interview

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One of rock’s most prolific writers, multi-instrumentalist and gifted guitarist Richie Kotzen enters his fourth decade as a musician by teaming up with Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith. Under the moniker Smith/Kotzen, the tandem are set to release their debut, self-titled effort just in time for the music world to awaken from its pandemic induced slumber. […]

Review: ‘Smith/Kotzen’ by Adrian Smith & Richie Kotzen

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Adrian Smith, Richie Kotzen By Mike O’Cull Monster guitarists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen give rock fans a huge wallop of the good stuff on their new project’s debut album Smith/Kotzen. Set to be released March 26th, 2021 thanks to BMG, the record is rooted in the free-spirited vibe of 70s rock and [Continue] Continue […]

VIDEO: Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith & The Winery Dogs’ Richie Kotzen release second single “Scars”

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  BMG are proud to announce the worldwide release of the debut album Smith/Kotzen by Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen on March 26. Scars is the second single from the upcoming album and follows on from Taking My Chances. Scars is described by Adrian as a song which ‘starts off with a dreamy intro then comes in heavy’, a hark-back to 70’s […]

Richie Kotzen and Adrian Smith release “Scars” single

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“Scars” is the second single from the upcoming SMITH/KOTZEN debut album by Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen. Released on February 24th, “Scars” is described by Adrian Smith as a song which ‘starts off with a dreamy intro then comes in heavy,’ a hark-back to 70’s bluesy rock which the duo found particularly fun to work on. As Richie Kotzen […]

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen Release Single ‘Scars’ from Upcoming Album

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Adrian Smith, Richie Kotzen ‘Scars’ Smith/Kotzen, the duo of Iron Maiden guitarist and Winery Dogs guitarist Richie Kotzen, release their second single from their self-titled debut album, Smith/Kotzen out March 26, 2021. “Scars” is described by Adrian Smith as a song which ‘starts off with a dreamy intro then comes in heavy,’ a hark-back [Continue] Continue […]

Rock Legends Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen Join Forces For New Album; Debut Video For “Taking My Chances”

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BMG has announced the worldwide release of the debut album Smith/Kotzen by Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen on March 26th. The announcement comes on the back of the release of the video for the album’s first single, “Taking My Chances.” Pre order HERE. Recorded on the Turks & Caicos Islands in February 2020, produced by Richie and Adrian and mixed by Kevin “Caveman” […]

Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith & The Winery Dogs’ Richie Kotzen announce debut album

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  BMG are proud to announce the worldwide release of the debut album Smith/Kotzen by Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen on March 26. The announcement comes on the back of the release of the video for the album’s first single, Taking My Chances. Adrian Smith is best known as one of Iron Maiden’s principal guitarists, having also enjoyed success as a solo artist. Richie Kotzen […]